The Blogger's Guide To Autumn.

I don't know a blogger who doesn't look forward to the dawn of Autumn; whether it's because they genuinely love the season or because they're planning the best of the best Autumnal content for their Instagram and blog as possible. I'm one of those bloggers which totally embrace the season, so much so that I'm currently writing this post with a Pumpkin Latte in hand. If a Starbucks PSL can't come to you, then just buy Pumpkin Latte ground coffee and your an instant winner. 

I wrote a blog post entitled 10 Things I Love About Autumn which is two years old now. I've been trying to figure out for a while how to create a new post combining the season and blogging, what's more fitting than The Blogger's Guide To Autumn
Starbucks announces the release of their PSL. Most bloggers can't wait to get their hands on a cup of Starbucks' Pumpkin Spiced Latte when Autumn arrives. It's not to everyone's taste but it is friggin' delicious if you ask me and totally gets me in the Autumn mood. I've got to have mine with a good wallop of cream on the top for the finishing touch. Obviously when you get your cup of PSL make sure you take a photo of it for Instagram because it didn't happen if you don't have the photographic evidence to back it up. 


Gather your Autumnal flatlay props. Most people purchase some artificial leaves, whereas I have a little scout out for as many leaves, conkers and acorns as possible. All they need is a quick wipe down with a kitchen towel and you're good to go! Be cautious though, there have been occasions when I have found a few little bugs amongst the leaves whilst taking photos, ew. Also who doesn't throw in a burning candle, scarf and a couple of fairy lights as props for good measure. 


The daily struggle with daylight for good photos. As the nights draw in there isn't a day that passes by when I don't see a blogger mention their struggle to capture photos because natural light isn't playing the game. Personally, I try to embrace these darker evenings by creating more 'cosy' photos instead, that's the Autumn vibes we're after right? I love creating this kind of images instead of the bright and colourful photos that other people may choose to have on their platform.

Spend far too much money on Autumnal Candles. I have an addiction to buying Autumnal candles as much as the Christmas ones. Pumpkin flavoured candles especially (I think I'm going to turn into a pumpkin before Halloween if I'm not careful). But seriously spending around £4-6 per candle in a place like TK Maxx seems like such a bargain at the time, before you realise you're around £40 poorer than you were before you walked into the shop. I genuinely need as many candle collaborations over these months as possible to save pennies. (#prrequest)

Convince your boyfriend to take those candid Instagram photos. Maybe agree you'll buy lunch so that it encourages your boyfriend to be dragged onto a location and take 3874 photos in the hope that one of them will be good. More than likely you'll get frustrated at your boyfriend for not capturing it correctly, therefore you'll spend more hours than you had initially planned stood freezing your butt off for a handful of photos. You'll quickly get over it when you realise your photos are banging!

Spend your time sourcing out the perfect locations for the perfect candid shots. I need pumpkin fields, forests, cute cafes for a hot chocolate (that'll go cold by the time you manage to get stuck into it) and general Autumnal vibe locations. I'm already creating a list of mine so any recommendations are welcome kids. 

Spend more nights curled up on the sofa than out at blogging events. This may be me but unless your event will offer me something special and isn't going to mean getting home after 10.30 on a weekday then I'm all yours. Otherwise, you'll find me curled up on the sofa under a blanket feeling a million dollars. I'm totally down for Netflix binges and lots of Halloween, Autumn vibe films. Not going to lie I am waiting for the right moment to start watching Christmas films, they're the best! 


Await the release of Lush's Halloween Collection and when they're released you either go shopping mad on their website or in your local store. Most Bloggers get very excited for the upcoming release of Lush Cosmetics latest collections of bath and body treats to see you through the colder months. If you are happy to spend around as little as £4.25 for a bath bomb then be my guest, I'll stick to my reliable bath bubbles products that are £1 a piece for a big bottle. I don't have the same relationship with Lush this year, however, I will probably purchase a couple of bath bombs because I love getting creative with photos of them for Instagram not going to lie! 

Start deciding whether your going to do blogmas this year or your like me and will just wing the entire blogging schedule for the rest of the year. (Yes this is me on a yearly basis!)

Head to your local Home Sense or TK Maxx and spend a ridiculous amount of money on candles, trinkets, decorations and more. During Autumn it's the shop to visit! 

Tell me what's on your guide to Autumn!







28 comments

  1. Love this post! I've already bought a couple of bits from both the halloween and christmas Lush collections (I know, somebody stop me) and I can't wait for the nights to get that littler bit darker so I can get snugglier earlier! I really struggle with flat lays so thanks for the tips on hpw to make them a bit more autumnal.

    jess
    alrightblondie.com

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    1. I haven't, I've resisted so far cause they can be expensive! No worries Jess, definitely get lots of fairy lights, it makes all the difference! x

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  2. I love this post!! Being a blogger in autumn is sooo fun! Not when it's mega bloody dark though!!
    a life of a charlotte
    x

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    1. Thanks for your comment Charlotte, I'm really glad you enjoyed it! I know it is tough when it gets dark, it's so funny when I see so many tweets about it aha! x

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  3. That is so true! I love Autumn not for the PSL even if it is a must but for the cute outfits and Halloween.
    where I can release my inner weirdo to the public without getting judged!

    Bisous,
    Nat
    Natavu.com

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    1. Oh Halloween, I cant believe October begins next Sunday, HOW EXCITING! I can't wait to decorate my house, I tend to it at the start of October because otherwise you can't embrace halloween for long enough! xx

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  4. You are just in time! Autumn hasn't started yet, but that gives me enough time to prepare!

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    1. Yes, well it has now officially arrived so hopefully your in the Autumn spirit! x

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  5. Oh this post made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! I am with you on raiding TKMAXX & Homesense, I also spent £40 on candles the other day too haha! I've heard the B&M ones are amazingly cheap and huge but I don't live near one to get my hands on any haha! I like your thinking with low light, I might give that a try soon :) Love love loved this post!!

    Tania | Teabee - UK Lifestyle, Beauty & Travel Blog xx

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    1. I'm glad it did, Autumn is the best time of year. Aha good girl with the candle purchases, I managed to hold it together but I did get some scent sticks (pumpkin scent of course!) and a pumpkin ornament so if it's not candles, I still embrace Autumn somehow. Yess B&M are great, I need to go there on payday! xx

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  6. Such a great post - I love Autumn so much. I got super excited today when I saw the trees had started to change colour.

    http://ohduckydarling.com

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    1. Hi Rosa! Oh isn't it lovely? I keep finding gorgeous images of the changing leaves and it makes me so happy! However, I will complain about being cold on more than one occasion (its always the way!) xx

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  7. This post has made me so excited about Autumn, with candles burning and all kinds of cosiness!!! Lighting is the number pain in the arse though for all us bloggers :(
    Steph
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    www.pricelesslifeofmine.com

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    1. I know it is, try and embrace it or just stick on all of the box lights! xx

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  8. Loved reading your post. Funny how I woke up this morning thinking , I need to go to TJ Maxx and get some Autumnprops for my photos.

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    1. I think it was fate then that you read my post, thanks for the lovely comment ;) xx

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  9. Great post, love the pics! Totally agree on struggling with light- but then again, you have more soft sunsets during autumn :)

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    1. Hi lovely, glad you liked the photos! I love the sunsets during Autumn, they're really lovely! x

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  10. Autumn is my favourite season! Hate the how early sundown is but the crisper weather makes up for it!

    Stephanie | theFantasia.com

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    1. It does, I don't like the early evenings either! Especially when it's around 5.30 and getting dark but your only just leaving the office door :( xx

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  11. I'm so excited for Autumn! I've already gone shopping mad in Lush and snapped up most of their Halloween and Christmas collection...oops? x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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    1. Oops indeed but enjoy plenty of lovely baths anyway! ;) xx

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  12. I think I've already spend my autumn candle allowance!

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    1. Oh dammit, hope it was well worth it for the gorgeous candles though :) x

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  13. Haha! Same here! Been colecting leaves the weekend that just passed and I think I've annoyed my friend 😂😂😂but who cares? That made me so happy ❤️
    https://asparklingjourney.com/

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    1. Aha bless you, I'm always collecting leaves for flatlay photos, embrace it gal! x

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  14. I LOVE this post! I'm so excited for Autumn. It's my fave season anyway but I'm particularly looking forward to this years, because I've just bought a brilliant new camera to practice my photography. I'm in the process of writing a list of all the things I want to do and buy this Autumn.

    p.s. your blog layout is beautiful!

    Han, xo | www.safehavenanonymousletters.co.uk

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  15. Love this post Emmie! So true. I bloody love Autumn and everything it brings!

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